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Friday, September 5, 2008

The Maverick!

Inserting foot into mouth as I watched the GOP Convention last night....

Last night I learned that this man McCain is a fighter. I had no idea just how he suffered as a POW. I cannot fathom the torture he endured for us. And his Mother, 90+ years young, imagine the heartache she suffered with her husband and son in war. She is one tough lady. I learned of his family and how compassionate his wife Cindy is.



Needless to say I have a greater respect for the man. I know he is not a perfect man, but he is one who has definitely paid his dues and worked his way up the ranks. Isn't that what life is all about? Reaching deep down within ourselves when life gets tough, the enemy is tempting us with an easy way out, and through all that we never give up, keeping our eyes homeward bound.


A sermon our pastor had a few Sundays ago came to mind. He spoke of, "What's God working with?" Referring to us. Nothing but dirt. Literally. When God made Adam He formed him from dirt. What does this have to do with McCain. Not sure:), but I was thinking about when he said he was thrown by the enemy into a pit in the ground. He was thrown back down into the earth from whence he came from. As low as one can get. To keep his sanity and come out of that to where he is now, is remarkable. Only God can pull you from your pit of trouble, pain, sorrow, helplessness, despair. He's the potter, we are the clay. Every time we go through the fire, it shapes us to become the beautiful creature God planned for us to be.


I don't know about you, but his speech just got me to thinking about how good God is. Whether McCain realizes it or not, and I think he does, God had a plan for him. He has a plan for you. He has a plan for me. My prayer is that he will place me to be exactly where I need to be, even if it means I need to be put through the fire to get there.


McCain wasn't my choice in the beginning. But the man's got some sense...he did choose Palin! ;)
Can't promise this will be the last political post. I'm pretty stunned myself. This talking politics is waaaay out of my league. Talking about everyday struggles and principles I can do. But isn't that what our government should be talking about?

God bless,

Carrie


4 comments:

pallday said...

I agree...I have a lot more respect for the man. He is an inspiration...to have gone through what he did and running for president of the United States, WOW! I haven't known troubles and should not be complaining when I do. Good post sis! P.

Ducks and Books said...

John McCain is AWESOME! and Sarah Palin ROCKS! I am a proud supporter of both! Great post Carrie!

Anonymous said...

AMEN!! I feel so much better about McCain...can't you just see God at work!!
Wendy

Brooke and David said...

I enjoyed reading this post! I as well want to be where God wants me to be. At times it's hard to be in the place and position you are in and see a plan at the end, but thanks for reminding me that I may have to go through the fire, but God will take me through it!